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DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.
The European Commission's decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for breach of EU competition law is significant for Google – but also exposes failings in the Commission's processes.
DWF acted for Wm Morrison Supermarkets in their successful defence of a group action for vicarious liability arising out of a mass employee data theft perpetrated by a rogue employee. It is the first mass data breach claim of its kind before the Courts.
The evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has raised numerous challenges for the property and construction sectors.
The Government has released more details on the new Rent Relief Policy for tenancies impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) - but where does that leave landlords and tenants?
It has been announced that the "Expanded Retail Discount" initiative shall be awarded on a 'no aid' basis, following discussions with the European Commission, which is good news for larger retailers who had been concerned that the new business rates relief measure announced to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown may have been subject to a €800,000 cap.
The UK has received approval for a State aid scheme making use of the new options available under the COVID-19 Temporary Framework. This has just been revised by the European Commission on Friday 3 April to include generous measures to fund COVID-19 related R&D, testing centres and factories to manufacture devices, equipment and treatments. The new UK scheme includes the ability to fund such initiatives.
Our top tips for businesses who are having to balance managing their ongoing contractual obligations with ensuring long term sustainability.
The Government has launched the Small Business Grant Fund ("SBGF") and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund ("RHLGF") which shall make grant awards to eligible businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These FAQs have been designed to assist Local Authorities administering the SBGF and RHLGF programmes as well as eligible businesses receiving such funds.
This article considers the operation of Force Majeure clauses in business to consumer contracts where a business has been prevented or delayed in performing their contractual obligations as a result of Coronavirus.
We would like to bring to your attention the issue of the mandatory registration of the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO). The former statutory register date was April 13, 2020, however this deadline will most likely be extended until July 1, 2020.
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